Redbirds sweep Northstars in Havre

By: 
Doreen Heintz
Sports Editor

Using a high-leg kick, Redbird Cordell Gallagher pitches a ball to a Fort Macleod player earlier in the season. Gallagher and his teammates complete regular season play this weekend, and will then head to Great Falls for the Northern District A Tournament at Centene Stadium. The district tournament begins Thursday, July 21.     
Photo by Doreen Heintz

Home games rescheduled for Sunday

In doubleheader action in Havre on Friday, July 8, the Lewistown American Legion team swept the Northstars of Havre, 4-1 and 7-2. In the first game, Tyler Lee returned to his dominance on the mound by pitching a three-hitter in seven innings for the Redbirds. The Northstars plated a run in the bottom of the first inning, but did not score again against the tough right-handed pitcher.
Lee also had two doubles on offense. Cody Henderson and Tanner Trafton also had two hits each for the Redbirds. The Birds did not score until the top of the fifth inning when they plated three runs. Lewistown also scored one run in the top of the sixth inning for the final margin of victory.
In the second game, Hunter Schell got the victory on the mound for the Redbirds. Schell was able to scatter eight hits over his six and two-thirds innings of work. Only one of the two runs he allowed was earned. Lee came into the game in the bottom of the seventh inning to get the final out and record the save.
Eric Knox was the leading hitter for the Redbirds in game two with three. Lee and Andrew Lalum added two hits each. Schell had two RBIs in the win, while Jake Clinton and Knox each crossed the plate twice.
Sunday, the Redbirds’ game against the Northstars at home was in the bottom of the fourth inning, when the contest had to be called due to rain. The Redbirds had built a 6-0 lead, but the game will have to be replayed in its entirety. The doubleheader against the Northstars has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 17, beginning at 6 p.m. The conference games will follow the championship contest in the Redbirds B Tournament on Sunday.
The rescheduled games against Havre also marks the conclusion of regular season play for the Redbirds. Tuesday Lewistown was scheduled to play the Medicine Hat Knights at home. Today (Wednesday) a conference doubleheader is scheduled for Ryan Sparks Field against the Vauxhall Spurs. Game times are 6 and 8:30 p.m.
The Northern A District Tournament begins on Thursday, July 21 at Centene Stadium in Great Falls.

North A Legion Baseball

Team        Conf    Overall
Vauxhall    15-5         21-7
Lewistown    16-6        38-25
Lethbridge    17-7        23-14
Medicine Hat    11-9     19-12
Tri-County    10-12     16-17
Fort Macleod    8-14     15-18
Great Falls    5-15     17-28
Havre        5-17     13-27

July 6 - Game 1
Redbirds 9,
Fort Macleod Royals 5

                                      R H E
Royals      200  021 0-5  4  1
Redbirds  030  060 0-9 12 4

Batting                          ab    r   h  rbi
Eric Knox    3    1    0    0
Cody Henderson    4    1    3    1
Andrew Lalum    3    0    1    1
Tyler Lee    4    2    1    0
Hunter Schell    3    2    1    1
Kyle Lee    2    0    0    0
Thomas Ayers    2    1    2    1
Cordell Gallagher    3    1    2    3
Jake Clinton    3    1    2    1
Zach Jensen    0    0    0    0
Ben Kolar    0    0    0    0
Totals    27    9    12    8
SB: Gallagher, Clinton; E: Henderson, Lalum 2, Ayers; SH: K. Lee.

Pitching          IP    H   R   ER  BB  S
Jensen          5.33      4    5     2     4    1
Kolar            1.67     0    0    0     0    1
W: Jensen; HB: Jensen, Kolar.

Game 2
Redbirds 8,
Fort Macleod Royals 7

                                      R H E
Royals      003  220 0-7  9 2
Redbirds  013   110  2-8 14 1

Batting                          ab    r   h  rbi
Eric Knox    4    1    1    2
Cody Henderson    5    0    2    2
Andrew Lalum    4    0    1    0
Tyler Lee    3    2    2    0
Hunter Schell    4    0    1    1
Thomas Ayers    4    2    2    0
Cordell Gallagher    4    1    3    1
Tanner Trafton    3    0    0    0
Jake Clinton    3    2    2    0
Totals    34    8    14    6
2B: Lee; 3B: Schell; SB: Knox; E: Clinton; SH: Trafton.

Pitching          IP    H   R   ER  BB  S
Ayers            4.67    9    7    6     4    3
Gallagher     0.33     0   0    0     1    0
Lalum          2.00    0    0    0     0   4
W: Lalum; HB: Ayers 2, Lalum.

July 8-Game 1
Redbirds 4,
Havre Northstars 1

                                         R H E
Redbirds         000  031 0-4 11 1
Northstars   100 000 0-1   3 2

Batting                          ab    r   h  rbi
Eric Knox    4    0    1    0
Cody Henderson    3    1    2    2
Andrew Lalum    4    0    0    0
Tyler Lee    4    1    2    0
Hunter Schell    3    0    1    2
Thomas Ayers    4    0    1    0
Cordell Gallagher    3    0    1    0
Tanner Trafton    4    1    2    0
Jake Clinton    2    1    1    0
Totals    31    4    11    4
2B: Lee 2; E: Clinton; HBP: Henderson; SH: Schell, Clinton.

Pitching          IP    H   R   ER  BB  S
Lee                 7.00   3    1      1     0    3
W: Lee.

Game 2
Redbirds 7,
Havre Northstars 2

                                         R H E
Redbirds         005  200 0-7 11 2
Northstars   001 000  1-2  8 1

Batting                          ab    r   h  rbi
Eric Knox    5    2    3    0
Jake Clinton    2    2    1    0

Cody Henderson    2    1    1    1
Tyler Lee    4    1    2    0
Hunter Schell    4    0    1    2
Cordell Gallagher    4    0    0    0

Thomas Ayers    2    0    1    0
Noah Kirsch    1    0    0    0
Kyle Lee    0    0    0    0
Nate Kindzerski    0    0    0    0
Tanner Trafton    4    0    0    0
Andrew Lalum    3    1    2    0
Totals    30    7    11    4
SB: Schell; E: Schell, Lalum; HBP: Henderson, Lee.

Pitching          IP    H   R   ER  BB  S
Schell            6.67    8    2    1      4    4
Lee               0.33     0    0    0     0    0
W: Schell; Save: Lee; HB: Schell.

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